When I try to go to sleep or just lay down to rest I notice that my fingers start to tighten up and almost get a deformed look, like arthritis looks on people who have it badly. As soon as I realize it, I can relax my hands but it comes right back. I started taking Lyrica and it seems to be better but I was just wondering if anyone else has this symptom? Also, I am not sure how to ask this cuz it sounds kinda bad but....here goes.....Does anyone get cramps...like a charlie horse...in your anal area? It feels like the muscles in there have a charlie horse in them. If I try to have a bowel movement it just gets more intense. happens mostly in the middle of the night but sometimes during the day too.The only thing that seems to help is walking around. Usually only lasts about 3-5 minutes but hurts like heck. Any input on these symptoms would be great...thanks...Mick!!